Monday, 28 November 2011

The Iron King (Iron Fey #1)

Meghan Chase has always felt like a stranger in her own house. Her mother is usually busy and her stepfather barely remembers who she is half the time. The only person she feels totally and utterly connected to is her little brother.

When her brother is kidnapped and replaced with a Changling, Meghan is forced to enter the magical world of the fey in order to save him. There, she finds out what has made her so different from everyone else around her. She learns she is the daughter of the Summer King and it is very dangerous for her to remain in Faery. There are those that would use her to get to her father, the king.

With the help of a Winter Prince and a strange cat named Grimalkin, Meghan navigates the depths of Faery in order to save her brother and stay alive while doing it. Together Meghan, the prince, and Grimalkin come into contact with a dangerous enemy, the Iron Fey, and must tread lightly through unknown territory.

The Iron King, first of the "The Iron Fey" series, has wonderful world and character building. This took the first half of the book and I think every first book in the series has this problem. So, the story gets fast-paced in the second half of the book and too adventurous. Meghan, Ash, Puck and Grimalkin are in the journey, where they learn friendship, loss, love, loyalty and bravery. (I imagined Puck to have the resemblance of Peter Pan (from the Disney animated movie) :))

Overall, nice entertaining start to a series.

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